What's left me sad about all these "OMG! look at all the Orbs!" shows... is that it's got people sometimes VERY Scared about nothing.
there was one episode of a show, where the family moved something like 3 - 4 times because of getting orbs in their photos, and videotaping their kids sleeping and seeing "things" (mostly dust orbs and cat hair)... and being terrified of "something following us, we don't know what to do..."
there seemed to be very little of anything outside of the capturing of the orbs, nothing really strange, just the odd creaks in the night, and small kids having nightmares, which are also normal.
but here's this very scared family, breaking their lease and moving , and moving, and moving... and that can't be good for the kids.
With "My ghost story", if it weren't for the orb photos, they'd not have enough material for a show.
maybe once in awhile they get something interesting, (not even for sure paranormal, but something I'd want a further look at) and it's given the same level of attention as the orbs, but is show so much less often. (because face it, a weird shadow in a windowless basement is much more rare than the "orbs
there's also an incredible range of fun/ghostly effects that can be done "in camera" without doing anything fancy in the darkroom. Many of these effects are used to good effect often in Art Photography without any intent to make an intentional "ghost photo".
Also we KNOW how they did the fairy photos, and it was even easier than doing a "montage" (inserting the dead soldier into the negative of the rest of his family and making a print from that) or even "retouching" (usually something like making dust marks disappear or clearing up someone's acne)...
The girls, much much later, described making paper cut outs, with drawings copied out of books, standing them up on hairpins, and then posing one of themselves into the photo for the other to snap the picture.
Edited by trin, 11 April 2013 - 07:48 PM.